Featured Arts & Entertainment

Beautiful Beckett’s

Glebe has an incredible new restaurant in its midst. Founded by renowned theatre director Wendy Beckett and veteran chef Jeff Schroeter Beckett's is a must-visit for locals and food-lovers alike. Set within the hallowed walls of the old Darling Mills site on Glebe Point Road Beckett’s is a loving homage to the opulence of mid-century […]

Local Laughter

As the Sydney Comedy Festival ramps across the city there is an abundance of fantastic local talent performing all around town. Unsurprisingly a number of these acts call the Inner West home, so we at the Inner West Independent decided to highlight and support these acts so that the comedy community continues to grow and […]

Creative Culture

Shari Sebbens is a Bardi, Jabirr Jabirr woman born and raised on Larrakia country in Darwin. Since graduating from NIDA in 2009, Shari has helped lead a culture shift in Australian theatre. In an industry which has long been viewed as the domain of the upper class white community Sebbens has been paving a path […]

Amazing Grace

By Patrick McKenzie Grace Truman is impressive. At the age of 16, she has already performed with the Bell Shakespeare Company in Titus Andronicus, The National Theatre of Parramatta and Belvoir St Theatre in productions of Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam, and is in her final year of high school - studying a full […]

Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink Turns 50

Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink is celebrating its 50th birthday by hosting a 70s disco night on Friday March 5. The night runs from 8pm to 10:30pm and will feature a live DJ and plenty of 70s music. The iconic Inner West venue, which first opened its doors in 1971, was originally established by a group […]

The Main Drag Is Back

By Lydia Jupp COVID may have taken our usual Mardi Gras celebrations from us, but it certainly won’t be taking Oxford Street. Oxtravaganza is back for a fifth year, and it’s bigger and better than ever. The event usually only runs for one day during the lead up to Mardi Gras, but this year the […]

RPM Records

During the height of COVID-19 and the stay/work from home orders many of us had to quickly build home offices or even revamp the offices we already had. For many that need seemed to mean looking for acoustic options such as vinyl record players and actual vinyl records. It was here that RPM Records in […]

Restless Leg

For the first time since late 2019 the Inner West's own Restless Leg will once again step foot onto a stage to perform live. With a sound fusing the likes of The Pixies, The Go Betweens and Velvet Underground this four piece describe their music as jangly, indie-pop. Speaking to the Inner West Independent Ben […]

Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Guy Noble

Ringing in the New Year, acclaimed baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes joins pianist and conductor Guy Noble for two exciting shows at the City Recital Hall. The pair will be performing an selection of popular arias and songs, complete with a delicate, classical flair and a touch of the two’s iconic comedy. Guy Noble, being one […]

Cinema On The Sand

By Mark Morellini COVID-19 may have cancelled or forced many film festivals to be screened online this year, but the Flickerfest International Short Film Festival returns for its milestone 30th anniversary on Bondi Beach in January 2021. Over 2,700 entries were received from around the world of which 200 of the very finest will be […]